Considering a career in medicine or healthcare? It’s a major decision that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. These courses give you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.
Are you interested in medicine, science, and technology? Is you goal to create a life-saving drug? This is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain real exposure and work in a biotechnology lab utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.
In this summer genetics course held at MIT, students will introduced to the fundamentals of genetics through a hands-on, integrated approach. From its origins to its modern day applications, genetics is a way to solve some of biology’s most complicated problems. Students will work together through a series of problem-based learning exercises to understand what genes are and how genetic information is translated into observed characteristics and traits in every life form, from bacteria to humans.
Global Health Course
Explore health issues locally and globally and think critically about how to solve them using community resources and technology. Work to solve global health challenges by turning everyday materials into life-saving innovative devices. Then, put your skills to the test in a disease outbreak simulation where you will work against the clock to discover the cause of a rapidly spreading epidemic and stop it in its tracks.
Emergency Medicine Course
Spend the first week learning basic medical skills and getting training on how to handle situations when medical care is not immediately available. The second week focuses on being a detective doctor. In small groups, you will be required to research a simulated patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on your findings, and develop a treatment plan.
Psychology & Neuroscience Course
Through psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops, you will explore the relationships between the brain and human behavior. In addition, connect with professionals in a range of careers that utilize a background in psychology and neuroscience. This insight helps students reflect on which areas within this specific medical field would be a good fit for them.